Natalie Bencuya, Ph.D.
Natalie Bencuya, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the areas of early childhood behavior problems and attachment, trauma and loss, and treatment of child anxiety. She received her doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Bencuya received training in trauma-informed care during her doctoral internship at Children’s Institute, Inc. and her postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA TIES for Families. Prior to rejoining the TIES staff in 2020, she worked in a group mental health practice in Santa Monica. At TIES, she currently provides individual, collateral, and family psychotherapy. Dr. Bencuya began her training at Tufts University, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in Child Development. Dr. Bencuya incorporates this developmental perspective in her work and strives to maximize child and family strengths.